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Four Poems

Friday, May 29th, 2015

by Tiffany McDaniel


The day the peach ate me
I was June, I was July
I was summer and yellow flesh.
I think he yawned afterwards
while I left the earth on my heels
above the tree I climbed as a child.… Keep reading...

The Creator of Tongues

Friday, September 5th, 2014

by Kristine Ong Muslim

Death Wish Billy

His legs were cut short.
His stride, insignificant.
He would never reach
the end of this tunnel.
He would have disguised
himself as an orphan, a child.
He would knock on our doors
if only he had learned to curl
his claws into fists.… Keep reading...

The Bright and Morning Star1

Friday, September 5th, 2014

by Alicia Cole

After the painting “Beloved” by Ray Caesar

15 Outside are the dogs and the sorcerers
and the immoral persons and the murderers
and the idolaters, and everyone who loves
and practices lying.

Tentacled wonder
from the depths of the hydran field.… Keep reading...

The Thirteenth Stranger

Friday, March 11th, 2011

by Kristine Ong Muslim


The stray angel.


He hides his wings under

the darkest of cloaks.

He will not show them

even to his disciples.


He conjures storms, creates

gamma rays from plastic spoons,

magnetic blocks from wood,

and a perpetual motion machine–


a pretty little thing, not even supposed

to exist in four dimensions.… Keep reading...

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